High network monitoring performance without a high price.
Docker checking - check parameters on a container (Enterprise only feature!)
Azure checking - check parameters on a virtual machine (Enterprise only feature!)
VMWare checking - check parameters on a VMWare ESX(i) host (Enterprise only feature!)
VMWare checking - check parameters on a virtual machine (Enterprise only feature!)
Hyper-V checking - check parameters on a virtual machine (Enterprise only feature!)
PING - ICMP/TCP (including TOS settings,latency and IPv6)
TCP Services - Any service that will respond to a TCP connection, such as web, ftp, and mail servers. You can even define your own TCP based checks with our protocol builder. This can be done over ipv4 or ipv6
UDP Services - Some popular UDP based services, such as radius servers, CITRIX servers, and many game servers. You can even define your own UDP based checks with our protocol builder. This can be done over ipv4 or ipv6
DNS - Do you get the correct IP address back from your DNS server? This can be done over ipv4 or ipv6
Windows Servers - Monitor the status of services, processes, disk space, and performance monitor metrics.
Web Services - Verify the status and content of your web servers (HTTP, HTTPS, MMS, and RTSP). And this by retrieving a page (HTTP(S) GET) or by posting data (HTTP(S) POST). Using a proxy? Not a problem we can handle that. Your webpage is protected with a password (HTTP basic or NTLM authentication)? Again not a problem, we also support that. Servers Alive can also check the validity of your SSL web certificates.
Databases - Monitor Microsoft SQL server databases and Oracle databases.
SNMP - We have support for snmpv1, snmpv2 and snmpv3 (authentication and privacy) checks. A lookup of the snmp check result within our MIB database can be done to get a more clear check result. Example: if you check the status of a UPS don't you prefer to know that it is "online" or "onBattery" instead of knowing that it's 2 or 3?
Remote Agent - Monitor remote system via a secured connection by using our monitoring agents (available for Windows and Unix/Linux/BSD) (more)
Result Scripting - Using VBScripting you can convert the received result to something more readable.
Write your own check - You also have the ability to write custom software to do your own checks through Servers Alive. We already have several examples including:
Designed for real life alerting with maximum alerting types.Notifications
SMTP mail - With or without authentication and with fall-back to a 2nd mailserver if needed.
SLACK - send Slack messages.
Message on your cellphone - Via a connected (GSM)modem send a message to your cellphone (SMS) using the TAP,UCP or AT+C protocol.
Paging - Send via the network using the SMPP or SNPP protocol a paging message
NotePager - Let NotePager deliver your paging message
Instant Messaging - Get an alert via Twitter or XMPP (like Jabber or Google Talk)
Start/stop a container on Docker
Start/stop a virtual machine on Azure (Enterprise edition only)
Start/stop a virtual machine on VMWare
Start/stop a virtual machine on Hyper-V
(re)Start a service - Remote or localy
Reboot a host
Execute an application or batch command (directly or via SSH (typicaly used for *nix systems))
Wake On LAN - Send a magic packet to a remote system in order to wake it up.
POST data to a webserver
SNMP trap - Send an SNMP trap to a remote management station
Sound - Play a warning sound.
You decide when - Alerts can be send on down and up, but also after a specific number of downs or when more than x% of the last checks were down.
Schedule - Use different alerts based on the time of the day
Person/team - Send your alerts to a person/team instead of to a fixed address. A person can have different "addresses" based on the time of the day, and is or isn't on-call. Use a "person" for authentication, this reduced password clutter in Servers Alive.
Historical data - Servers Alive uses RRD (Round Robin Database) for the storage of historical data and for the generation of the graphs. RRD is very powerfull and still very compact, it relieves you of the burden of managing all this data. (Howto)
Managers - Managers don't like to read a lot of text, they prefer graphs. So use these Servers Alive RRD graphs within your reports!
Try Servers Alive for FREE with no time limit.... You can try all of the features to see if the program meets your needs. Download page
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